The Irrational isn't on Netflix (but here's where you can watch the crime drama)

THE IRRATIONAL -- Episode "Pilot" -- Pictured: (l-r) Jesse L. Martin as Alec Baker, Maahra Hill as Marisa -- (Photo by: Sergei Bachlakov/NBC)
THE IRRATIONAL -- Episode "Pilot" -- Pictured: (l-r) Jesse L. Martin as Alec Baker, Maahra Hill as Marisa -- (Photo by: Sergei Bachlakov/NBC) /

A new crime drama series to check out is The Irrational. If you want to know more about this new show, including where you can watch it, we’ve got you covered and shared everything to know about it right below.

Announced back in 2021, The Irrational is a police procedural show created by Arika Mittman. Additionally, it’s based on the 2008 book Predictably Irrational by bestselling author Dan Ariely.

The show follows a world-renowned psychology professor who uses his unique insight into human nature to help the FBI crack complex, high-stakes cases.

But who plays the main character? What about the other characters in the series? Here’s who portrays who in the crime drama show and where you can watch it.

The Irrational - Season 1
THE IRRATIONAL -- "Scorched Earth" Episode 108 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jesse L. Martin as Alec Mercer, Maahra Hill as Marisa -- (Photo by: Sergei Bachlakov/NBC) /


Jesse L. Martin stars in the leading role of Professor Alec Mercer, a world-renowned professor of behavioral science. He’s best known for his previous role as Detective Ed Green in Law & Order and Captain Joe West in The Flash. He also played the role of Dr. Greg Butters in the legal drama series Ally McBeal and Tom Collins in the musical drama film Rent.

Here’s more of the cast and who they play:

  • Maahra Hill as Marisa, an FBI agent and Alec's ex-wife
  • Arash DeMaxi as Rizwan, a grad student of Alec's
  • Molly Kunz as Phoebe, Alec's grad student assistant
  • Travina Springer as Kylie, Alec's younger sister
  • Brian King as Jace Richards, an FBI agent and Marisa's new boyfriend

Unfortunately, you can not stream this crime drama series on Netflix. However, it is available to watch on another streaming service. We'll share the show's streaming home in a bit, but we wanted to share with you some similar content that you can stream right now on Netflix. We recommend checking out shows like ParanoidCollateral, The Lincoln Lawyer and Mindhunter on Netflix.

Where to watch The Irrational

The crime drama series premiered its first season on NBC back in September 2023, with the season 1 finale airing on Feb. 19, 2024. Now that the first season has finished airing, you can watch it in its entirety on Peacock. But keep in mind that you'll need to have a subscription to the streaming service in order to gain access to the episodes. The streamer does let viewers watch the first episode for free, though.

Peacock has two subscription plans: Premium (with ads) and Premium Plus (ad-free). For each plan, you can choose either a monthly or yearly subscription. It doesn't matter what plan you choose because either one will grant you access to the show. It's up to you.

You also have the option to purchase individual episodes or the complete first season through Amazon Video, Google Play, Apple TV, or Vudu.

In November 2023, NBC renewed the crime drama series for a second season. Once the filmmaking process finishes up, you can expect the new season to air on NBC. Like with the first season, you can expect new episodes to be available to stream on Peacock the day after they air.

Here's the official trailer for The Irrational season 1. Check it out below!

Now that you know where you can stream the hit crime drama, will you be watching it on Peacock?

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